ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
NWA Martial Arts Academy is an instructor and parent-owned martial arts studio, focused on the Korean martial art style Tang Soo Do, Self-Defense, and Sport Karate tournament training. We pride ourselves on being an energetic, welcoming, family-oriented martial arts studio. Our studio is the realization of Master Michael Felix's lifelong goal to have his own studio grounded in positive mental attitude, inclusivity, and fun.
At NWA Martial Arts Academy, we begin with a foundation in the practice of the martial art of Tang Soo Do with an emphasis on discipline, focus, and commitment to a goal. In our dojang, we are all guided by these key principals:
Yong Gi- Courage
Chung Shin Tang Il – Concentration
In Neh – Endurance
Chung Jik- Honesty
Kyum Son- Humility
Him Cho Chung – Control of Power
Shin Chook – Tension and Relaxation
Wan Gup – Speed Control
Our lead instructor and co-owner Master Michael Felix is a 5th-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do. With 25 years of experience, Michael Felix, and his staff, instruct our students with a motivational and professional approach designed to inspire our athletes.
NWA Martial Arts Academy offers training from a white belt thru fourth-degree black belt. We teach the traditional elements of Tang Soo Do as well as Self Defense, Sparring, and Creative/Extreme martial arts. We also have a competitive martial arts team that travels throughout the year, both regionally and nationally. We are very proud to be the home studio to multiple Regionally and Nationally ranked athletes.
Mind Strong! Body Strong! Spirit Strong!
LIFE SKILLS WE TEACH
Greg and Kristy Brown's son, John Lleyton, has been training with Master Felix for 11 years. JL earned his Black Belt in 2018 and his Second Degree in 2020. Greg is an attorney and Kristy is a Speech Language Pathologist. They are very familiar with how both the traditional and sport karate worlds work, as they have been competition parents since 2015.
Greg & Kristy Brown
Owners & Karate Parents
Greg and Lee Esmond have been karate parents since 2014, when their daughter, Cate, began training. Greg and Cate earned their First Degree Black Belts together in 2018. Cate earned her Second Degree in 2020 and Greg in 2021. Cate competes Nationally and is currently is a member of Team Heartland Elite. Greg works in Innovation at Tyson Foods and Lee is a marketing executive.
Owners & Karate Parents
Greg & Lee Esmond
Master Instructor Michael Felix has been training in martial arts for 25 years. He has taught professionally for 14years, and earned his Masters certification in 2017 and his Fifth Degree in 2022. He has competed on several circuits over nearly 20 years and currently is a member of Team Heartland Elite. Kelsey Felix is a teacher at The Goddard School.
Owner & Head Instructor
479-276-8271 | firstname.lastname@example.org
1814 N Crossover Road Ste 2, Fayetteville, AR 72701